Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a special type of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in which a small balloon is inserted into the individual sinus openings, dilated to make them larger and then removed. Balloon sinuplasty can be performed in the operating room or under local anesthesia at one of our Houston sinus clinics as a treatment option for sinusitis. The steps are as follows.

Step 1

Using the balloon system, a sinus guide catheter and a flexible sinus guidewire are inserted through the nostrils to access the target sinus. A sinus balloon catheter is then advanced over the sinus guidewire.

Step 2

The sinus balloon catheter is positioned across the blocked sinus opening and gently inflated.

Step 3

The balloon sinuplasty system is removed, leaving an open sinus passageway and restoring normal sinus drainage and function.

In many cases, no tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology, so there is reduced bleed­ing. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing is eliminated.

This does not limit your treatment options. The balloon sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or surgical techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have a progressive disease.


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